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Banjo Nickaru and the Western Scooches, with Blue Yonder
August 17, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm$10.00
Banjo Nickaru and the Western Scooches is a collective that expands and contracts, sometimes playing with as many as eight, With Betina Hershey and Nick Russo being the core duo. They play an eclectic mix of traditional jazz, dixieland, old-time, folk, roots and Americana.
Blue Yonder, from Charleston, West Virginia, takes strands of early country and folk music – from swing to honky-tonk, bluegrass to rockabillly, hymns to pop – and weaves them together with award-winning original compositions and contemporary grooves. The group features three seasoned musicians each with distinctive and notable skills: award-winning songwriter John Lilly, national guitar champion Robert Shafer, and neo-traditional bassist Will Carter.